Dr Sydney Holt, one of the fathers of modern fisheries sciences, testified during the public hearing of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee. He commended the goal of the European Common Fisheries Policy of considering Maximum Sustainable Yield as a limit, not a target. Remaining well below the fishing mortality needed to catch MSY makes fisheries profitable and stable. That now needs to be operationalised in plans and regulations. All other experts agreed. Read more about the hearing.